R | | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.
Director Guillermo del Toro began working on the film in 2011. He self-financed a crew that designed both the creature and the lab.
If I spoke about it - if I did - what would I tell you? I wonder. Would I tell you about the time? It happened a long time ago, it seems. In the last days of a fair prince's reign. Or would I tell you about the place? A small city near the coast, ...
A WWII era sign is shown, "Loose lips sink ships". It would make sense for a government institution to still be using surplus posters from the war, as they are still trying to discourage the sharing of secret information.
English, American Sign Language, Russian, French
$3,000,490 (USA) (22 December 2017)
$63,859,435 (USA) (3 May 2018)